[OPE-L:5222] Re: Wild Corn

andrew kliman (Andrew_Kliman@msn.com)
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 00:53:13 -0700 (PDT)

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A reply to Duncan's ope-l 5215.

No, wild corn no longer exists when the output is produced . It did exist, it
was planted as seed, and it was thus destroyed physically. At harvest time,
there is no more wild corn, anywhere, only the harvested corn.

As I noted originally, the question is whether any value is transferred when
(a) a means of production has no value at the time it enters production, but
(b) replicas of it have a positive value when the output produced by means of
these means of production emerges

Andrew Kliman